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Jack Chambers fonds

  • LA.SC055
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1991, predominant 1961-1978

Fonds consists of drawings and sketchbooks, working notes and storyboards for Chambers’ films, aesthetic and philosophical writings, source photographs for artworks, personal photographs and objects, professional correspondence, transcriptions of interviews with the artist, critical reviews, material relating to posthumous exhibitions, financial records, personal correspondence on the artist’s health problems, files relating to Canadian Artists’ Representation, works by other artists, and a collection of books. Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence Interview transcriptions Publicity material Critical articles Exhibition files Grant applications Canadian Artists’ Representation files Financial records Jack Chambers Memorial Foundation files Signatures of the artist Film projects Writings “Red and Green” manuscript Miscellaneous Personal effects Secondary school records Honours Drawings and sketchbooks Works by other artists Photographs and secondary images Secondary publications

Chambers, Jack, 1931-1978

A.H. Howard fonds

  • LA.SC115
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1914

Fonds consists of drawings, watercolours and designs of A. H. Howard produced in Toronto between 1880 and 1914, especially in the sketchbooks in which Howard drew Ontario landscapes and towns, flowers, trees, human figures, factory interiors and other subjects. Similar drawings and watercolours are contained in two albums and a portfolio. Also included are examples of his decorative and calligraphic work from illuminated presentation addresses, certificates, bookplates and other materials.
Contains series:

  1. Portfolio and albums
  2. Sketchbooks
  3. Decorative designs and drawings

Howard, Alfred Harold, 1854–1916

David Brown Milne fonds

  • LA.SC117
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1975

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of David Brown Milne, including correspondence with friends, patrons, family and his dealer; diaries and similar writing; documentation of Milne’s military service; designs for Canadian flags; cancelled watercolours; sketches and sketchbooks.
Contains series:

  1. Correspondence sent by David Milne, including drafts of letters
  2. Correspondence received by David Milne
  3. Diaries and other writings by David Milne
  4. World War I documents
  5. Douglas Duncan and Picture Loan Society documents
  6. Maps of potential painting locations
  7. Publicity material
  8. Documents relating to Vera Parsons and 1963 court case
  9. Canadian flag drawings and designs for Studio Magazine cover
  10. Cancelled watercolours
  11. Baptiste Lake sketchbooks
  12. Personal effects
  13. Sketches

Milne, David

Ann Davis-Christiane Pflug collection

  • LA.SC081
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1989

Collection consists of a series of recorded interviews gathered or commissioned by Ann Davis in the course of her research for her biographical work Somewhere Waiting: The Life and Art of Christiane Pflug. Several interviews were conducted by Ann Davis’ assistant, Elizabeth Schwaiger, who is a professional translator. The subjects of the interviews are people with whom Christiane had contact with throughout her life. For the most part, the interviews focus on the interviewees’ relationship to Christiane and/or her family. The collection also contains older recordings with the voice of Christiane herself. Full or partial transcripts are included for many of the recorded interviews. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Interviews conducted by Ann Davis 2. Interviews conducted by Elizabeth Schwaiger 3. Other source material for Somewhere Waiting

Davis, Ann, 1946-

Arthur Lismer and Marjorie Lismer Bridges fonds

  • LA.SC021
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1986

The fonds consists of exhibition lists; manuscripts of articles, lectures, radio broadcasts, and a book; correspondence; art education pamphlets; materials related to a National Film Board production about the artist; papers about other artists; memorabilia from the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto; photographs and papers relating to Tom Thomson; and a source book on Arthur Lismer prepared by Marjorie Lismer Bridges.

Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969

Kathleen Munn fonds

  • LA.SC105
  • Fonds
  • 1912-[193-]

Fonds consists of nine notebooks kept by Kathleen Munn as a student at the Art Student’s League in New York City and at the Summer program in Woodstock, NY. The books contain a meticulous record of her exposure to ideas about artistic theory, philosophy and art history. Undated drawings, prints and unbound notes are also included, and a group of ‘arts-and-crafts’ inspired decorative designs. The fonds contains more than 1800 pencil drawings executed as studies for her mature work on the subject of the Christian Passion. Photographs of eight of these completed drawings are included. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Notebooks 2. Life drawings and studies 3. Studies for ‘The Passion’

Munn, Kathleen Jean, 1887-1974

Iain Baxter& fonds

  • LA.SC064
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1999

Fonds consists of correspondence, sketches, exhibition notices and posters, press clippings, photographs, financial records, and artefacts relating to Iain Baxter’s career as an artist and university instructor. It includes records of the N.E. Thing Company, the Eye Scream Restaurant, and later solo work by Baxter. Also included are records of Baxter’s employment by Labatt’s Canada as Creative Consultant, and of his collaborations with Louise Chance Baxter.

Baxter&, Iain, 1936-

Colette Whiten fonds

  • LA.SC120
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2009

Fonds consists of documentation of Colette Whiten’s artistic career, including records of exhibitions, commissions, grants, awards, and experiments with materials. Documentation of Whiten’s public art collaborations with Paul Kipps is included. Fonds also includes records of Whiten’s teaching activity at several different institutions, including the Ontario College of Art.
Contains series:

  1. Colette Whiten’s files
  2. Teaching files
  3. Documentation of art works
  4. Project boxes
  5. Experimental work and material samples
  6. Publicity material
  7. Personal / other photo documentation

Whiten, Colette

Suzy Lake fonds

  • LA.SC122
  • Fonds
  • [c.1953]-2010

Fonds consists of Suzy Lake’s documentation of her artistic projects and exhibitions, records of her teaching activity at the University of Guelph, trial proofs used in the production of photo murals, and an example of early experimental work by the artist. Fonds also includes Lake’s grandfather’s sketchbook from his studies at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Lake, Suzy, 1947-

Robert Fones fonds

  • LA.SC125
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-2011

Fonds consists of Robert Fones’ correspondence, journals, sketchbooks, art production materials and files for artworks and public art commissions, unpublished handmade artists books, a set of rubber stamps used for correspondence art, and ephemera related to Coach House Press, a publisher Fones had a longstanding relationship with. Fonds also includes Fones’ research and business files as well as files related to his design, curatorial and writing projects.

Fones, Robert

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